2023 Kia K5: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Sarah Willis
Contributing Writer - May 4, 2022

Model Preview

After replacing the Optima in 2021, the K5 is rumored to be getting a refresh for the 2023 model year with a redesign rumored to be scheduled for 2025. The midsize sedan underwent a complete redesign when it took over for the Optima and has remained mostly the same since.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much information on what this refresh would consist of, but usually, refreshes see minor changes to headlight and taillight shapes, fascia, and perhaps grille and tire design. Inside the cabin, refreshes typically mean a new option for upholstery and trim as well as some minor changes to tech like larger screens.

As for powertrain options, those usually don't change for refreshes, so the K5 will likely keep its two options of a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and a 2.5-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. If Kia were to change the powertrain options or even add a hybrid option, that would come for the rumored redesign in 2025.

We don’t have an exact release date for when the next K5 will come out, though it is reasonable to expect it to become available by the end of 2022. If a refresh is indeed going to happen, then it’s likely the pricing for the 2023 Kia K5 would be slightly higher than the current MSRP of $24,845. The 2023 Kia K5 may face off against competition such as the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry.

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